Year 1 - Miss Howard 2018 - 2019

Miss Howard

Welcome to Year 1 

Hello! I'm Miss Howard, the class teacher and our learning assistant is Mrs Rawlinson. We are so excited to be able to share our school experiences with you on our own class page.  

Year 1 is a busy, exciting and challenging year filled with many changes as the children move from Foundation stage into Key Stage 1. We have designed an exciting and engaging curriculum that will bring out each child’s creativity. Our classroom is a highly stimulating and rich environment which holds many opportunities for your child to access their own resources, to inspire and enhance their  learning. 

We recognise and value the contribution you can make to your child’s learning at home and, as a result, we send home regular homework and projects relating to our current theme.

We do hope your child enjoys their time in year 1.  Remember, our door is always open if you need us and no question is ever too small.

Thank you for visiting our page, keep checking back to keep up to date with all of our news and achievements.

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Autumn Term

This half term we are very busy in each of our curriculum areas;

Maths - We will be consolidating our understanding of numbers up to 20, adding and subtracting numbers to 10, doubling and halving numbers within 10, alongside improving our mathematical reasoning and problem solving skills. 

English - We are focusing on building up our basic writing skills, using capital letters, spaces, full stops and forming our letters properly. We will be looking at a range of writing genres such as: descriptive writing, list, captions and postcards. We will also be building our reading skills, decoding is an important skill, however, in Year 1 we focus on also developing our comprehension skills. Whenever we read it is vital that we talk about what we have read and answer questions about the text. 

Science - This half term is all about the amazing body, senses and animals. We will be exploring how the body works, labeling different parts of the body, recognising our senses and categorising and sorting a range of animals. 

History - As part of our  'Story of My Life' topic we are focussing on ourselves. We will be looking at how the world has changed and some of the important people who have made changes in British History. 

PSHE - We will be looking at rules we should follow and responsibilities that we have to ourselves, our school community and our world. 

RE - We will be learning about the story of Creation and the celebration of Harvest.

Music - We will be exploring lots of marvelous musical words such as rhythm, beat and tempo, as well as creating our own music using a range of instruments. 

Computing - This half term we are focussing on algorithms using beebots. We will program beebots to move in different directions, as well as using a variety of online debugging programs. 

Geography - As part of our 'Amazing Africa' topic we will be researching the location of Africa, in relation to the North and South Pole and the Equator. We will also focus our studies on the African country of Malawi.

D.T and Art - Throughout this half term we will have focus weeks developing our Design Technology and Art skills. We will study Gaudi as an architect and create our own moon buggies. 

P.E. - It is very important to keep ourselves active and we will develop our basic skills such as throwing, catching, jumping, running and playing games. 

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